Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh
Born: November 28, 1951 in Madaba, Jordan
Died: September 23, 2023, in Amman, Jordan
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28.
In Loving Memory of Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh
Born on November 28, 1951, in the picturesque town of Madaba, Jordan, Dr. Ziad Louis Zawaideh “Dr. Z” embarked on a remarkable journey through life that left an indelible mark on the medical community and the hearts of countless individuals. His extraordinary life’s odyssey came to a peaceful conclusion on September 23, 2023, in Amman, Jordan, surrounded by his beloved family. Dr. Zawaideh’s departure leaves an enduring legacy of compassion, commitment, and family love.
Dr. Zawaideh was born to Louis and Nabiha Zawaideh, and his formative years in Madaba instilled in him a profound sense of cultural richness and familial values. He shared his life’s journey with his late wife, Patricia Ann Harb, and together, they were blessed with two beautiful and dedicated children, Dr. Jay Louis and Kathryn Simone (wife of Joe Dunn). They were the loves of his life and the compass that kept him going.
In the latter chapter of his life, Dr. Zawaideh found love in the warm embrace of his devoted wife, Fida Twal. Ziad and Fida forged a partnership that exemplified love, resilience, and the power of companionship. Together, they combined their families, and Dr. Zawaideh’s love extended to his stepdaughters, Dr. Nasam and Farah AlTwal, whom he loved as his own.
Beyond his immediate family, Dr. Zawaideh was a central figure in a tapestry of relatives that included his brothers, Nabil (with his wife, Nidal Alqesyounan), Dr. Ghalib (with his wife, Dr. Nora Bisharat); his sisters: Najwa (wife of late Sami Karadsheh), Nabila (with her husband, Bassam Twal), Nelly (with her husband, Dr. David Dezia), Eman (with her husband, Sami Jmeian), Hanada (wife of late Ibrahim Arbash), and Lara (wife of late Matthew Syrocki). He is fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews spanning the globe.
Dr. Zawaideh’s educational journey led him to the University of Baghdad, where he earned his Medical Degree in 1976. Subsequently, he embarked on a new adventure, immigrating to the United States to pursue his dreams. In 1981, he made Omaha, Nebraska, his home and continued his medical education, completing a Family Medicine Residency at Creighton University Medical Center in 1986. It was in 1988 that he established his medical practice, Z Family Practice, at 4951 Center Street.
Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Zawaideh became the epitome of compassionate healthcare. His office was not just a medical practice but a sanctuary of care, where everyone who entered knew they would be treated with kindness, respect, and the highest standard of medical attention. Dr. Zawaideh possessed a unique gift – the ability to make his patients feel genuinely heard and valued, forming connections that transcended the confines of his clinic’s walls.
Dr. Zawaideh’s commitment to Family Medicine spanned decades. He was renowned for his dedication to continuous learning and willingness to go the extra mile for his patients, establishing himself as a trusted figure in Omaha’s medical community. He embraced the evolving healthcare landscape while remaining steadfast in providing unwaveringly compassionate care. Dr. Zawaideh connected with his patients on a personal level. From delivering their babies early in his career to becoming viewed as their hero after saving the lives of their beloved family members.
Dr. Zawaideh’s legacy will endure through the countless lives he touched and improved. His generosity, compassion, kindness, and unwavering dedication will forever resonate with patients, colleagues, friends, and family. His absence leaves a void that will be difficult to fill, but the impact of his life’s work will continue to shape the medical community and inspire future generations.
Dr. Ziad Zawaideh will be deeply missed, and his legacy of love, devotion to family, and commitment to his patients will forever be etched in the hearts and minds of those fortunate enough to have known him. As we mourn his passing, we also celebrate a truly extraordinary life that continues to shine brightly through the lives he touched.
Family will receive friends Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 4-8PM and on Friday, October 6, 2023, from 4-7PM with a 7PM Rosary and Vigil Service all at West Center Chapel.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 10AM at Christ The King Catholic Church
Entombment: Resurrection Cemetery